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All 284 Carlsbad Restaurants

West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
+1 760-930-9100
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Ranked #1 of 284 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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English first
Carlsbad, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We had one of the most delicious meals ever. Steak done perfectly and fish was exceptionally fresh and cooked properly. Anne Marie was a fabulous waitress. Great experience.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My family & I visited the restaurant on New Year's eve ... so busy! The atmosphere was great. The restaurant has a very wide selection of wines. Some of us had steak and the others had fish; the food was cooked to perfection. The manager, Chris, came around and introduced himself ... this is just an example of the level... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Treated ourselves to dinner at West on Christmas Eve....and we are SO glad to be back there after a long absence. Yes, it's pricey but not out of line with other good steak houses like Flemings, Mortons & Ruth's Chris.....and at West...the side dishes are included. Steaks were done to perfection. They have a great selection of wines...but they are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I travel all over the country and have for the last 10 years. I love good steak and know where to find them. This was the by far one of the best steaks ever! Service was wonderful and the place looks like a steak palace! Will be back for more!

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Carlsbad, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I did not have a good experience. My steak was just average and my wife's fish dinner was terrible. If I am paying premium prices, I want a meal that is better than what I can have at home. West didn't measure up. They do have a good happy hour.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here about a dozen times in the last 3 years..consistently warm welcome, consistently pleasant, appropriate, expert service, and always amazing food...not just good, but always great! The wine list is carefully architected to provide wonderful pairings..and while not inexpensive, it is always worth it.

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San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

we have been to many steakhouses and we could say others were average compared to their staek, delicious, try it and you won't be disappointed

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San Diego
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Since I don't live in the area, I came to Yelp to get ideas of where to go. This place had a favorable review so I went to their website to get more info. I ended up contacting them via e-mail as I didn't see a happy hour menu. They were very prompt in returning my email a couple times.... More 

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Gibraltar
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A delightful gourmet experience, beautifully cooked fresh food, these guys really know what they are doing. Spoils you for the rest of your holiday, as nothing else is quite as good. A must go to place for serious foodies.

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New England
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When we want to enjoy upscale dining, this Ruth's Chris (only better) place is our go-to! The food and service are excellent, and we've never been disappointed. This is not inexpensive, but it is "dining" not just "eating"! When we don't want to eat or pay quite as much, we LOVE the happy hour dining in the lounge menu. If... More 

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Additional Information about West Steak and Seafood

Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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